Aspects of handicap setting

As another sailing season draws to a close, it is time for more reflection on the performance of the LinStat models.  As explained in a new article, the suite of models, though looking different from each other, all give similar results. Further, they can be applied equally well to different handicap systems.
A real practical issue is the accuracy of input data, as referenced in Article 2.9.  More detailed illustration is given in the new article, 2.10.  A further article will discuss a number of factors that those producing handicap listings need to think about in the context of handicap adjustments/allowances.